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KTO Hosts First Korea MICE Alliance Conference of 2023 2023-03-24 Korea Tourism Organization hosted the 2023 Korea MICE Alliance Conference on March 20 – 21. The event took place at the Asia Culture Center, a Korea Unique Venue in Gwangju, to serve as a platform of networking and exchange for members of Korea’s MICE industry.

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Korea Significantly Relaxes Support Requirements for International Conventions Support 2023-02-17 Starting this year, the requirements for international conventions support for events held in Korea will be significantly relaxed.

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KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry 2022-12-21 The Korea Tourism Organization held a ‘MICE Industry Revitalization Forum’ on December 19 at the Commodore Hotel in Busan, together with the Office of Representative Hwangbo Seung-hee of the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and Busan Metropolitan City.

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‘K-Incentive’ Marketing Highlights Korea’s New Attractions and Experiences 2022-11-23 As part of marketing efforts to attract incentive and corporate meeting groups from Southeast Asia, KTO invited key members of major corporations for a global team building competition, inspired by K-Pop and various Korean contents.

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Korea Seeks New Direction for Sustainable Development of the MICE Industry 2022-10-13 KTO held a ‘Proclamation Ceremony for Establishment of a MICE Industry Ecosystem and Sustainable Management’ on September 27th to seek new direction for development of the MICE industry in the post-COVID era.

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Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 An Awards Ceremony was held for the 'Korea Outstanding Incentive Tour Program Competition', which selected Korea's best new incentive tour programs.

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World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 The World Heritage City Forum is taking place at Suwon Convention Center in Suwon from September 29 (Thu) – 30 (Fri) and is expected to welcome around 500 delegates.

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The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 The Korea MICE Bureau and partners showcased Korea's latest offerings for MICE groups at The Meetings Show 2022, held at ExCeL London from June 29-30.

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No. Category Title Date Hit
699 Travel Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats Become UNESCO Natural World Heritage for Biodiversity 2021-08-12 Hit:480
698 Industry Event Highlights: Korea International Travel Expo 2021 2021-07-29 Hit:468
697 Press Release Korea Launches New Marketing Campaign for Korea Unique Venues 2021 2021-07-22 Hit:870
696 Travel Quarantine Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Visitors Starting July 1 2021-07-22 Hit:565
695 Travel Social Distancing Level Adjustments Starting July 1 2021-06-28 Hit:502
694 Industry Korea MICE Expo - Pre and Post-COVID-19 2021-06-28 Hit:484
693 Press Release Korea Prepares to Resume Tourism with New International Travel Expo 2021-06-14 Hit:461
692 Industry Natural Getaways in Korea’s Gyeongnam Province 2021-05-26 Hit:466
691 Travel Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace Opens 2021-05-26 Hit:420
690 Press Release Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2021-05-20 Hit:973

Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu

Pictured: New 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) at EXCO (Credit: EXCO)

Daegu City held the Opening Ceremony of EXCO’s 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) on April 28th at the plaza in front of the new exhibition hall.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with the hall’s opening event - International Green Energy Expo, attended by about 100 people including the Daegu Mayor, Gyeongbuk Province Governor, local lawmakers, and key MICE industry members.

The International Green Energy Expo celebrated its 18th anniversary this year, as Korea’s largest and world’s 10th largest new and renewable energy exhibition. The exhibition offers an opportunity to see global trends of the eco-friendly energy industry in one place, with showcases from representative companies in the domestic renewable energy sector, including solar cell, solar panel and solar inverters.

Daegu is recognized as Korea’s city of industry and science. Home to innovative hubs including the Samsung Creative Campus and Daegu High-Tech Medical Cluster, the city leads eco-friendly, high-tech advancements in diverse fields encompassing medicine, energy, robots and IoT. Daegu hosted numerous international events in the past, including the World Water Forum in 2015, attracting 47,000 delegates from around the world.

EXCO is Daegu’s main convention center and opened as Korea’s first regional exhibition and convention center in April 2001, with an initial exhibition area of 3,872 m2. The center underwent its first expansion in 2011, expanding to an area of 14,415 m2, which allowed for hosting of major international events, raising the status of Daegu as a city of international conferences.

Now EXCO successfully underwent its second expansion with the opening of the East Wing. EXCO’s East Wing has an exhibition area of 15,000 m2 with one basement level and two ground levels. Combined with the original space, EXCO now meets the 30,000 m2 exhibition space requirement to host large-scale international events. With this opening, EXCO will be reborn as a global convention center capable of hosting large-scale international events, including the 2022 World Gas Congress scheduled for May next year.